The Northwest Indiana Regional Development Authority will host two public engagement sessions focusing on the Dune Park, Gary Metro and Hammond South Transit Development District boundaries.
The first will session is at 10 a.m. Sept. 14 in the main conference room of the Purdue Technology Center, 9800 Connecticut Drive, Crown Point.
The second session is at 10 a.m. Oct. 12 also at the Purdue Technology Center.
A third session at 5:30 p.m. Sept. 13 at Hammond City Hall, 5925 Calumet Ave., will highlight the TDD for the Hammond South station only.
A Transit Development District is a half-mile area, which has a train station as its anchor, that promotes growth in income and property tax revenue. The TDD boundaries were developed by analyzing community input, best practices and the market, according to its website.
The RDA so far has established seven TDDs in Northwest Indiana.
Maps of the TDD boundaries and other information about each district can be found on nwitdd.com as follows:
Caption: A South Shore Line passenger train pulls into the Dune Park station. The double-track project will speed travel between Chicago and Michigan City, putting the latter as close to Chicago as Naperville. (Provided by South Shore Line)